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intonate

[ in-toh-neyt, -tuh- ]
/ ˈɪn toʊˌneɪt, -tə- /
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verb (used with object), in·to·nat·ed, in·to·nat·ing.

to utter with a particular tone or modulation of voice.
to intone; chant.

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Origin of intonate

1785–95; <Medieval Latin intonātus, past participle of intonāre to intone. See -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for intonate

intonate
/ (ˈɪntəʊˌneɪt) /

verb (tr)

to pronounce or articulate (continuous connected speech) with a characteristic rise and fall of the voice
a less common word for intone
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